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Coronavirus

DC mayor declares state of emergency as virus cases rise

March 11, 2020

By ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the number of identified coronavirus cases in the nation’s capital reached 10 and officials recommended gatherings of 1,000 or more people be postponed or canceled. The announcement signals a major escalation in the District of Columbia’s response…

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CBS News shutters office after two employees get coronavirus

March 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News shut down its New York City headquarters for cleaning and disinfecting on Wednesday after two of its employees tested positive for coronavirus. Employees will be asked to work remotely for the next two days and broadcasts moved to accommodate the cleaning, the network said. For instance, “CBS This Morning”…

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WHO declares virus crisis a pandemic as death toll rises

March 11, 2020

By JAMEY KEATEN, MARIA CHENG and JOHN LEICESTER GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic as U.S. stocks plunged into bear market territory and several American cities joined European counterparts in banning large gatherings. By reversing course and using the charged word “pandemic” that…

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Sports

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Oasis

Happy Mother’s Day to two great women

May 7, 2021

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Go With The-Flo

Meghan Markle has written her first children’s book called “The Bench”

May 7, 2021

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Week In Review

Records: Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister sought help before shooting

May 7, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Mourners are seen wearing shirts with Ma’Khia Bryant’s picture as they arrive for the funeral...

Seniors

Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

May 7, 2021

BPT U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults (age 55 and older)...

Health

Why it’s never too early to make a long-term care plan

May 7, 2021

STATEPOINT Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health care costs, the need...

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